Early Career Physician Section

Need to Know

2017 AAP Legislative Conference in Washington, DC
April 23 – 25, 2017

  • Attend skills-building workshops in negotiation, social media and crafting effective messages
  • Hear firsthand from distinguished guest speakers, such as members of Congress, White House officials and federal agency leaders
  • Participate in meetings with congressional staff on Capitol Hill to urge elected officials to put children first in their federal policymaking
  • Learn about policy priorities impacting children and pediatricians
  • Earn a maximum of 21.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Register ​for the conference today!

But wait there's more! The best part...
Scholarships are available! The AAP Committee on Federal Government Affairs, the AAP Section on Pediatric Trainees, and the AAP Section on Early Career Physicians are offering several scholarships to AAP members in good standing to cover the cost of registration for the conference.  Apply today: If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please fill out an application and submit it to LegislativeConference@aap.org by Wednesday, January 18, 2017.

CPTI Scholarships: The AAP Community Pediatrics Training Initiative (CPTI) will support four pediatric faculty-resident pairs to attend the AAP Legislative Conference and then implement an educational advocacy project in collaboration with their AAP chapter. These applications are due Thursday, December 15, at 2 p.m. CT.

Please note: Those applying for the 2017 Advocacy Training Grants through the AAP Community Pediatrics Training Initiative (CPTI) will be considered for the COFGA, SOPT and SOECP scholarships (as eligible) if they are not funded through CPTI. CPTI applicants do not need to submit this application to be eligible for those scholarships.

About the Early Career Physician Section

TPS’ newest section for early career physicians recognizes that early members involvement can start to lead a new generation of advocates for children’s health and safety.

As of April 1, 2008 TPS began developing outreach strategies for early career physicians (formerly young physicians).  Through the American Academy of Pediatrics TPS received funding for activities to generate interest among early career physicians to start such as section.

Why a Early Career Physicians Section (ECPS)?

The goal is to help the Early Career Physicians Section (ECPS) establish peer networks in new cities, practices and identify specific interests relevant to the physician just entering practice. Early Career Physicians can join TPS committees as representatives of ECPS to voice the concerns, coordinate programs and activities that further enhance the practice of medicine. TPS offers leadership opportunities for all stages of a pediatrician’s career.


How are Can You Become a Member of the Section?

First, you must be a member of the TPS.  Physicians under the age of 40 or who have been in practice 5 years or less can participate.  If you have been in practice for less than 5 years please contact the Membership Services Manager below.

Already a Member but Know Early Career Physicians Who Should Join?

Make sure to tell them to mention you when filling out the application in the text box, "How Did you Hear About TPS!"

Resource Links


Information provided by Texas Academy of Family Physicians

Early Career Physician Resources

AAP Pedialink

AAP Early Career Physician Section 
AAP YPS Newsletter

Just finishing up residency? Check out AAP's Life After Residency and the AAP's Young Physician's Guide

For more information contact

Crystal Healey
401 West 15th Street, Suite 682
Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 370-1517